CHS Scholarships for Seniors


Welcome to Central High School scholarship page! Scholarships will be listed in order of due date and will include access to the scholarship application. It is important that you follow the due date listed on this page and not on the scholarship application. Scholarship applications need to be turned in to the Counseling Office by the due date listed below. This allows us time to review your applications and contact you if we find any errors or missing documents before we send it. If you apply for scholarships through an online application and need a transcript or other documents mailed please see Mrs. McCamy or Mrs. Dudeck.

A list of scholarships typically available through the Counseling Office throughout the year are listed in the Scholarship & College Planning Guide 2020-21. Please note this is to be used as a guide only! The scholarships and deadlines listed in the guide were developed from last year's database and are not a complete list of all scholarships available. This page will provide you with the updated eligibility criteria and scholarship applications. As scholarships become available during the year we will post them here.

Please keep track of the scholarships you receive throughout the year (this includes scholarships from the colleges you have applied to). We will ask for this information at the end of the year when seniors take the Senior Exit Survey.

***Important: When working on scholarships, make sure that you are using a computer device that allows you to save and/or print.

***Many times a scholarship will ask for an activities list. We have attached a few samples of what it should look like.

Activity List samples.pdf  



The Gates Scholarship September 15, 2021 at 5:00om PST

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, full scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors.  To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American 
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA or 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equilivent)
Full cost of attendance  Online Application
 Questbridge September 28, 2021  Applicants must be a Missouri resident and a current paid member of the Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Association or the parent/legal guardian must be a current paid member of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. Students must meet the following requirements: 2.5 GPA or better, submit three (3) letters of recommendation, submit a transcript, and demonstrate leadership potential through extracurricular activities and work experience. Preference may be given to students who plan to attend a Missouri college or university & have financial need. Preference also given to those planning to major in an Agriculture field, Biochemistry, Food Science, and Nutrition and Plant Science. Varies  Online Application
 College Covered Scholarship Ongoing - until January 31, 2022 One winner will be chosen every month.  Applicants only need to complete the online application once and can be considered for this scholarship throughout the entire sweepstakes $5,000 Online Application


AES Engineering Scholarship October 8, 2021 AES offers scholarships to motivated students to help in the furthering of their education. Scholarships are intended for future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. Students are not required to take engineering courses to be eligible for this scholarship. The student will submit an essay of 500-1,000 words in answer to the topic/question listed on the website. Essays must be submitted to the following email address: There is no application packet and student must include their full name, name of high school, and plans for next year. The topic for the essay can be found online.  $500  Email the essay to the address on the website. 
Heisman High School Scholarship October 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm EST  Students must have at least a "B" grade average (3.0 GPA), participate in at least one of the eligible school-sponsored sports (see website for a list), be a leader in school/community and serve as a role model to underclassmen. Students nominate themselves by applying online. A counselor will review the student’s information and make the final submission (you will need your counselor’s email address). Winners are chosen at both the state and national levels.   $1,000-$12,000 Online Application 
Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation October 31, 2021 at 5:00 pm EST This is a merit-based program (minimum 3.0 GPA to apply). Students are evaluated on leadership, community and extracurricular activities; academic achievement and employment. The first application is a preliminary online application and does not require an essay or transcript. Students will be notified by mid-November if they are a semifinalist and will be asked to provide more documentation at that point.   $20,000  Online Application 

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